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China's Appetite Boost for UK Pig Farmers

2017-08-15 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

CHINA & UK - British farmers will soon benefit from a major export deal with China as the United Kingdom's pork industry taps into growing demand in China for British produce.

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Managing Pest Pressures

2017-08-14 20:17:58| National Farmers Union

By Adam Pauley, NFU Intern For the past several weeks on the Climate Column, we’ve noted that climate change is contributing to rising pest pressures. Frost-sensitive pests are living longer, and rising temperatures are opening new areas to infestation. Farmers are responding to this growing problem by adjusting their pest management strategies. However, some common ways […]

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Energy price hikes hit Zambian poultry farmers

2017-08-11 13:37:52| BBC News | Business | UK Edition

As Zambia's state-run energy company Zesco continues to increase prices, poultry farms are struggling to survive.

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CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For farmers

2017-08-09 02:00:00| ThePigSite - Industry News

US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting Group, DLR Division, Inc.

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What Do Farmers Need to Know About Climate Change? Agriculture and Food Research Initiative

2017-08-07 19:51:18| National Farmers Union

By Tom Driscoll, Director of NFU Foundation and Conservation Policy Climate change presents an enormous threat to farming and food security. A 2015 assessment report conducted by the U.S. Global Change Research Program noted that some models project the number of people at risk of undernourishment could grow by as many as 175 million by […]

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